Auction 156, Lot 353

"Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1637 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.6 x 14.9 inches
52.3 x 37.8 cm

This handsome map focuses on the West Indies and covers the region from the Chesapeake through the Gulf of Mexico, with Central America and the northern part of South America. Details are confined to the coastlines. Cartographically it is based on the extremely rare chart of Hessel Gerritsz from 1631 and is nearly identical to Blaeu's map of the same title. This is the first state of this map, with Latin text on verso. Lovely title and scale of miles cartouches, rhumb lines, compass roses, and sailing ships make this a very attractive map.

References: Burden #248; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9600.1.

Condition: A

A clean, bright example with attractive color on watermarked paper with wide, original margins and just a couple of small, unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,600

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/17/2016

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